Report from Wapley Bushes Workday 10 September

We had a busy work morning, with 8 volunteers. We did our annual task of clearing the seasonal stream through the wood, so that the winter rains won’t overflow and change the nature of the surrounding woodland. One tree had fallen across the stream – it wasn’t too big, so we cut it up and moved it away from the stream.

Cutting vegetation to clear the stream
Before – the stream’s in there somewhere!
After – the stream is now visible
We cut through almost as much ivy as wood
Translucent bracket fungus

We also cut back vegetation near the young fruit trees in the Lower Meadow, carried out a litter pick and trimmed back overgrowth on the approach from Sergeant’s Farm Bridge.

Here are some dates for your diary – details will appear on this blog a couple of weeks before each event:

  • The Conservation of British Owls – illustrated talk – 7.30 pm Friday 22 September at Yate Library
  • Talk about the Wild Owl TV Garden – A Wildlife Haven in Suburbia – 7.30 pm Fri 6 October at Dodington Parish Hall, Finch Road
  • Owl Prowl at Wapley Bushes Local Nature Reserve – 7 pm Fri 20 October
  • Wapley Bushes work morning – woodland planting – 10 am Sat 18 November

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